Nigerian Woman With Cancer Dies At Abu Dhabi Airport, Husband Isolated Over Ebola Concern
August 19, 2014 – Nigerian Woman With Cancer Dies At Abu Dhabi Airport, Husband Isolated Over Ebola Concern
A Nigerian woman with terminal cancer has passed away in United Arab Emirates while in transit to India for treatment.
According to Abu Dhabi Health Authority, the unidentified 35-year-old woman was travelling to India from Nigeria via Abu Dhabi to seek treatment for advanced cancer when her health deteriorated during her time in transit at Abu Dhabi’s airport, the authority said in a statement according to the state WAM news agency.
“It was noted at the time of resuscitation that she had shown signs that may be consistent with Ebola virus infection, although her existing medical condition provided an adequate medical explanation,” WAM quoted the statement as saying.
The Health Authority said that all of the patient’s contacts, including her husband who had been sitting next to her on the plane and the five medics who tried to resuscitate her “are in isolation pending the result of Ebola testing on the patient. They are all well with no symptoms.”
WAM cited the Health Ministry as saying that there was no risk to the public and that neither the passengers on the plane from Nigeria nor those in the airport were at risk.
May her soul rest in perfect peace (amen)